Reynhard Sinaga Bio, Wiki
Reynhard Sinaga is convicted of 159 sex offenses, including 136 rapes, will “never be safe to be released”, a judge has said.
Reynhard Sinaga is an Indonesian student who was convicted of 136 rapes in Manchester, England between 2015 and 2017. Sinaga was prosecuted in four trials between 2018 and 2020 and was handed over 88 concurrent life sentences with a minimum term of 30 years.
BREAKING: Reynhard Sinaga, a student from Indonesia, has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 30 years for committing 136 rapes in Manchester. Prosecutors say he is the most prolific rapist in Britain, possibly the world. More on @BBCNews pic.twitter.com/i9rGNnaa6m
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Earlier Life and Education
Reynhard Sinaga was born in 1983 to a wealthy, strict Catholic family in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. He came to the UK in 2007 on a student visa when he was 24. For the next 10 years, up until his arrest on 2 June 2017, he lived off money wired from Indonesia by his father, a banker.
As well as paying tens of thousands of pounds in tuition fees, his father financed Sinaga’s flat in Montana House, a few doors down from Factory nightclub, which became his favorite place to look for men.
Sinaga studied at Manchester University from August 2007 for an MA in sociology, and then in August 2012 began studying at Leeds University for a Ph.D. in human geography, which he never finished.
He submitted his thesis, entitled “Sexuality and everyday transnationalism among South Asian gay and bisexual men in Manchester”, in August 2016, but it failed and he was given time to make corrections.
Reynhard Sinaga Victims
Police say they have evidence Sinaga assaulted at least 190 victims, but many men have not been identified and will have no recollection of what happened
Investigators traced dozens of victims from the videos using clues found in Sinaga’s Manchester flat, such as stolen phones, ID cards and watches.
Reynhard Sinaga was found guilty of luring 48 men from outside Manchester clubs to his flat, where he drugged and assaulted them – filming the attacks.
Reynhard Sinaga Crime History
The discovery led to the launch of the largest rape inquiry in British history.
Assistant Chief Constable Mabbs Hussain said the true extent of Sinaga’s offending would probably never be known.
“We suspect he’s offended over a period of 10 years,” he said. “The information and evidence we are going from is largely from trophies that he’s collected from the victims of his crimes.”
Police say they have evidence Sinaga, 36, who is being named for the first time, targeted at least 190 victims.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said Sinaga was “the most prolific rapist in British legal history”.
The UK’s most prolific serial rapist has been jailed for life
36-year-old Reynhard Sinaga has been jailed for life and must serve a minimum term of 30 years after he was convicted of sexual offences against 48 men pic.twitter.com/A6hiWVpgXt
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Reynhard Sinaga Trail
Sinaga’s trials took place across 18 months at Manchester Crown Court, resulting in unanimous guilty verdicts on all charges.
Reynhard Sinaga Jailed For Life
The judge ruled his life sentence must include a minimum of 30 years in jail.
Reporting restrictions were also lifted at a sentencing hearing at Manchester Crown Court on Monday, meaning Sinaga could be identified for the first time.
Across four separate trials, the Indonesian national was found guilty of 136 counts of rape, eight counts of attempted rape, 14 counts of sexual assault, and one count of assault by penetration, against a total of 48 victims.
At the hearing, Judge Suzanne Goddard QC said Sinaga was “an evil serial sexual predator who has preyed upon young men” who wanted “nothing more than a good night out with their friends”.
“In my judgment you are a highly dangerous, cunning and deceitful individual who will never be safe to be released,” she said – adding that the decision to release prisoners is made by the Parole Board.
Detectives say they have been unable to identify 70 victims and are now appealing for anyone who believes they may been abused by Sinaga to come forward.
Sinaga’s convictions relate to crimes he committed from January 2015 to June 2017, but police believe he began offending years earlier.
Greater Manchester Police said anyone who believes they might have been attacked by Sinaga can report information online or call its police line on 0800 092 0410 from inside the UK or 0207 158 0124 from abroad.
The force said anyone in need of support from specialist agencies could call 0800 056 0154 from within the UK or 0207 158 0011 from abroad.